News Update: – 22nd June 2010

June 22, 2010 – 12:08

Skull Daze has posted two new songs, “Heartbreak City” and “Dirty Girl”, on the band’s MySpace page. The tracks are included in the group’s debut album, Skull Daze, released on May 14 in via Street Symphonies Records

Syracuse, NY’s Honor Bright has posted a new track off its forthcoming Triple Crown Records release Action! Drama! Suspense! on MySpace. Check out “Paper Thin Walls” at URL. Action! Drama! Suspense! was produced by former A Day To Remember guitarist Tom Denney and Go Radio front man Jason Lancaster (ex‐Mayday Parade). The album will be released July 20th on Triple Crown Records. To celebrate the release of the album, Honor Brightwill be playing a series of 8 special CD release shows on the East Coast

Beatsteaks new album .Limbo Messiah. UK release on 12th July 2010. Single ‘Jane Became Insane’ to be released on 19th July 2010, see the video here

Punk rock’s leading independent label Epitaph Records has launched a new compilation series titled New Noise that will showcase the label’s amazing arsenal of bands and artists. The first in the series, New Noise Vol. 1 is available now at iTunes and all other digital media stores. Similar to Epitaph’s prestigious compilations of the past (see Punk-O-Rama and Give ‘Em the Boot), New Noise will offer fans a chance to check out music from some of the hottest bands around for a super low price. New Noise Vol. 1 will feature new music from pop-punk newcomers Veara, power-pop rock band Sing It Loud, melodic-metal prodigies Our Last Night, Australia’s massive metalcore outfit Parkway Drive, pop-punk powerhouse Set Your Goals, acclaimed cult rockers Alkaline Trio, celebrated British singer-songwriter Frank Turner, punk rock road dogs Off With Their Heads, working class punk heroes Street Dogs, pop-punk pioneers New Found Glory, death-metal turned punk group Heartsounds, hardcore rock gods Every Time I Die, schizophrenic electro-grind unit I Set My Friends On Fire and Vegas shock-rockers Escape The Fate. Additionally, Parkway Drive, Street Dogs and I Set My Friends On Fire will premiere brand new songs, which will be exclusive to the compilation until the release of their new albums

The Like release their Mark Ronson produced addictive new album ‘Release Me’ on August 30th through Polydor. In addition to their UK headline tour dates in September, they have also just been confirmed to appear at Reading and Leeds Festivals as well as international dates on tour with The Strokes. In case you missed me yabbering on excitedly about the recent single ‘He’s Not a Boy’, you can see the video here and there is also a video for album track ‘Fair Game’, directed by Sophia Coppola’s niece Gia Coppola for fashion designer Zac Posen that can be seen here

Chicago ’s Danger Is My Middle Name will be self-releasing its Giant Killer EP on August 10. The band’s new single “Here We Go” features guest vocals from Kevin Truckenmiller from Quietdrive, as well as Jake Scherer from New Medicine

The Gaslight Anthem released new album ‘American Slang’ on the 14th June and also uploaded the last in their series of video reports from the studio whilst recording the album. Despite being a series, the videos stand alone – Part 6 is a particular winner! Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7

The Crash Moderns will be playing live tonight (22nd June) at Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery in NYC! This show is being hosted by NOYK Productions (also of Angels & Kings). This is a very important show for the band and one you definitely do not want to miss. Showtime is 8pm for ages 18+ The guys will also be starting a mini tour on the 24th June, make sure to check their website for further details

Tigertailz will be playing live @ Legends, Newcastle, UK on Friday July 2nd. Please get your tickets now to avoid disappointment. Wolverhampton has been postponed so this is the only UK gig for months

Fresh from a successful three week tour of the States, Brit blooze-punks The Bermondsey Joyriders return once more to London’s legendary 100 Club for a special self-promoted show. On Friday 9th July guitarist/vocalist Gary Lammin and bassist Martin Stacey will welcome a special guest to the drum stool, in the shape of original Damned sticksman Rat Scabies, and as if that ain’t enough excitement for one night the trio will also be airing two brand new songs for the first time. Advance tickets are on sale now priced at £10 (£12 on the door) and are available from the venue, as well as London’s premier punk rock shop All Ages Records (27a Pratt Street, Camden, London, UK)

Enter Shikari announce low key dates. Tickets for London, Bath & Preston have been on sale as from 14th June, London tickets are ONLY available via URL (Preston & Bath tickets are on general sale through all the usual suspects (AND www.entershikari.com). The band enter the studio for a couple of days next week to record a brand new track that may (or may not) be released sometime during summer too

The Barbarellatones have released their new album titled ‘Surf Narcs’ buy it here, also make sure to check out the following video

Equal Vision Records’ We Came As Romans has been added to an already jam-packed line-up of cutting-edge buzz bands, for the first annual Scream It Like You Mean It Tour. The Detroit, MI sextet will join Silverstein, Emery, Dance Gavin Dance, I Set My Friends On Fire, Sky Eats Airplane, Ivoryline, and Close To Home for the trek which kicks off July 8 in Sayreville, NJ, with a special concert that will also include The Devil Wears Prada, Miss May I, and Your Demise. Fans should log onto URL where they will have access to exclusive video updates, news, exclusive alerts, and be able to buy tickets directly from the site, including VIP tickets for meet and greets with all the bands

The beguiling Thomas Tantrum are back with the brilliant new track ‘The Last Kiss’. It’s four minutes of breezy power pop and a welcome return for this four piece from Southampton. You can download it for free here. Their second album is due for release in September 2010

US punk rock group Heartsounds released their latest album Until We Surrender digitally on June 15 via Epitaph Records. The physical record will be available exclusively through the official Epitaph Europe merchandise store

We Are The In Crowd’s ‘Guaranteed to Disagree’ now in stores! Stream the EP exclusively on Altpress.com

S.E.X. Department are actually in the final mixing stages for a new double album, which will be available in both Italian and English versions, collaborating with Ilkka Wirtanen, Finland (producer of Reckless Love). Single out in July 2010

Run From Robots are racking up airplay on XFM Rock show and picking up great coverage from the likes of Rocksound and Big Cheese magazine. The South West melodic-punksters debut mini-album is officially released at the end of June. Please view URL for more info and European show details

The Culprit have announced UK and US tour dates for the summer months. The electo-rockers self-titled debut album is available for FREE up until 5th July, so go and download your copy right now from URL. The band are currently notching up coverage from XFM and the national printed press. For a full list of UK/US tour dates, check out URL

Refused “The Shape Of Punk To Come Deluxe Edition” hit stores everywhere on June 7th and are streaming the previously unreleased live album (featured as a bonus disc on the Deluxe Edition) on their MySpace page

Following on from ‘The Gambler’ in the living room, fun. have now unveiled ‘At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)’ acoustic from their kitchen. Check out the acoustic video on Muzu and YouTube

Autumn 2010 sees TrashPit Records in association with Big Zee Music release The Erotics seventh studio album ‘Today The Devil, Tomorrow The World’, scheduled for release on 13th September followed by an extensive UK Tour culminating in a prestigious slot at this years TrashStock Festival in Nottingham, alongside TrashPit label mates Acey Slade & The Dark Party. The album title track and fist pumping Hate Anthem of the Decade – ‘Anything’ – are both available for streaming at URL and URL

The Slagsterz makes live debut at: Klubb Gås @ Sugar Bar 4/5, Kammargatan 10, Stockholm, Sweden. A perfect excuse to come and watch some glamorous rock ‘n’ roll in the veins of The Clash/Hanoi Rocks

The next single from Traumatisme’s new album Horrorwood Rocks! 2 is the thundering opening track Inside The Rock’n'Roll Freakshow! Check it out now on the official MySpace page! Horrorwood Rocks! 2 will be self-released on September 3, 2010

San Diego’s In Fear and Faith has posted another new song (“Bones”) on MySpace. The track will appear on the band’s new record IMPERIAL, in stores and online June 15th on Rise Records

In Therapy’s 20th year of music-making, Global Music are proud to announce a limited edition Digi-pack of the band’s 2009 release, Crooked Timber. This limited ‘Deluxe Gold Edition’ will be available worldwide from July 19th 2010. The ‘Deluxe Gold Edition’ will feature a number of remixed tracks, edited in styles which have influenced Therapy? throughout the years, including Dub-step and samples taken from British Cinema. The package also includes four bonus tracks. The album is available NOW for pre-sale at URL. Therapy? will also be releasing their second single, ‘Exiles’, available to download from July 7th 2010

Oxford’s Little Fish have just been announced as the sole support act to Blondie on her upcoming UK/Eire tour. They’ve also just unveiled the new music video for forthcoming single ‘Am I Crazy?’ which was released on June 14th

The Shills have unleashed the new video for ‘Sweet Inertia’ it’s the lead track from their EP called ‘Sweet Inertia’ (now available)

UK’s powerpop rock group Teenage Casket Company have signed a North American deal with JAMSYNC MUSIC to release a full length project entitled ‘Best Kept Secret’. ‘Best Kept Secret’ is a complete revamp of the bands earlier recordings, completely retooled and re-mastered all in one project with a foreword written by Hardrock Haven freelance writer Derric Miller. ‘Best Kept Secret’ will see a late summer/early fall release and the band are in talks about a possible short US East Coast Tour to coincide

GRADINATA NORD “Valtellina boyz” CD out now on BaCio Records! The band you thought you would never see again are back after 8 years (Valtellina boyz, La frangia dei cattivi, Una birra al nait, Ancora al braccio, Gradinata Rock, Valley sleazy girls, Palla al centro, Sciatera Beach nightmare and R.S. Army) – all written in 2002-03, but recently re-recorded – for a total of around 40 minutes of Hard/Street/Oi!/Rock. 12,00 Euros (shipping costs included) for Italy 14,00 Euros (shipping costs included) for Europe 16,00 Euros (shipping costs included) for overseas to be paid through: Paypal: info@gradinatanord.eu A transfer on Postepay card no. 4023 6005 7238 4784 For other methods of payment, email: info@gradinatanord.eu

Jackdaw4 release their third album worldwide through Too Many Robots on June 21st 2010

Birmingham combo ‘KINN’ are now set to take their finely crafted tuneage to the masses in the shape of their debut self titled EP, released 28th June 2010

Luca and Alessandro Spagnuolo left The Upper Class Bastards for personal reasons, but the band will be still active without any interruption. The band is working on the new album with new bass and guitar players who will join the final line-up to be announced shortly

To celebrate three decades of Bad Religion, the legendary punk rock band recorded a live album during their US spring 2010 tour and are offering it as a free “thank you” to the loyal fans who’ve been with the band for all these years … “through all the sweat and mayhem”. “30 Years Live” full-length is now available over at URL. Bad Religion is currently in the studio recording their 15th album which is set to be released this fall and will continue their 30th anniversary tour in Europe this summer

Epitaph Records is proud to welcome Southern California’s iconic rock ‘n’ roll group Social Distortion to the label with plans to release their first studio album since 2004 in Fall 2010. The signing pairs one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most renowned bands with one of the most respected independent labels for what could be the greatest match in decades. Social Distortion also recently announced a U.S. summer tour with Dan Sartain and The Action Design. The tour kicks off July 27 in Poughkeepsie, NY and makes seven stops in the Northeast before the band heads to Chicago for an August 7 main stage performance at this year’s Lollapalooza. Dates with Dan Sartain and The Action Design resume in Green Bay, Wisconsin on August 8

Set Your Goals’ Epitaph debut “This Will Be The Death Of Us” is out now, produced by Mike Green (Paramore, The Matches)

Undercover Slut’s album “Amerikkka Macht Frei” is available now on digipack CD version on Deadlight Entertainment! “Amerikkka Macht Frei” contains 12 tracks recorded at Chop Shop Studio (Hollywood) by Chris Baseford (Rob Zombie, Motley Crue) and features guest appearances by Eric Griffin (Murderdolls, Wednesday 13, Faster Pussycat), Teddy Heavens (Rebel Rebel) and Matthew Roberts who is the legitimate son of Charles Manson. The album can be purchased on Deadlight Entertainement E- Shop along with the band’s new shirt “A Good Politician is a Dead Politician” designed by Her(m)etic

New Generation Superstars (Nottingham, UK) are looking for shows and tours; both headline or support to larger artists. They will accept offers of work from the UK, USA and Finland for 2010/11. The band have been joined on Bass by Dazzle Rebel (Red Star Rebels), and are resuming bookings for shows and media to further promote the release “Raising the Stakes” and single “Star” due for release in September 2010. Press enquiries can be directed to Nik Moore

Jennyfer & the Cluster Bomb’s recording is now complete! You can listen to three brand new tracks at URL

Disarm have uploaded a demo of one of the new songs from their soon-to-be-recorded, upcoming EP! The song’s called ‘A Crash Course In Strategic Dismemberment’ check it out on the bands myspace. The guys are booking dates this summer so stay tuned for more announcements

Traumatisme’s new monsterpiece Horrorwood Rocks! 2 will be available on September 3rd, 2010 – recorded and mixed by Divine (Undercover Slut)

Come Out And Celebrate Traci Michaelz Life! Fri, July 2nd, 2010, The Key Club, Doors @ 7pm – $10 at door, All Ages (under 21 – 2 drink min), For $5 discount tics go to URL. Special Performances By… Peppermint Creeps (at 9pm) Total Chaos, Phil Sousson (Ozzy Osbourne) & Friends, Cold Blue Rebels (w/ Mickey Finn/Jetboy, Danny Dangerous & Joe Normal/The Zeros, Spazz Drastik/Glamour Punks), Elysa Grey (of Sinboy), Bathroom Mafia, Rebel Rebel, Brothers, Middle Finger Mob, Spektra, Mercyy. There will also be a new Peppermint Creeps “Best Of” LIVE CD Available Soon

Lipstixx n Bulletz have a new album out, check out the bands myspace for further information

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